Friday, July 28, 2006

Know Your Roots!!

I just spent the past two days bonding with my cousins and it was such a good time! We had so many great chats and hard laughs! I don't think I ever laugh as hard as when I'm with my own family!!

My aunt gave me my very first Indian Sari, the traditional outfit for women. It was so exciting and fun to get dressed up with my sister and cousin because I can't say I'm really well in touch with my Indian side. I can't wait to wear it for my cousins wedding in India this winter!!

There's so much more to the weekend, but all you need to know is this: there is nothing like family. It's a real blessing to be in such a culturally diverse that's built upon the rock of Christ Jesus.

Wednesday, July 26, 2006

{Sweet Home Chicago}

Boy, this summer has been so jam packed it's ridiculous! I've pretty much run myself into a cold...and right on time for my birthday! Haha, it's pretty much how God sits me down and says, "Okay, Sarah, it's time for a break."

Anyway, being sick is not important. I'm enjoying this week regardless! It's been a trip to the city every other day and will continue that way until Saturday! WooHoo! My family and I came downtown for dinner at this great Ethiopian restaurant on Sunday night. Then last night, I went over for the Outdoor Film Festival at Grant Park to watch "Bringing Up Baby", a classic starring Audrey Hepburn. It is a crazy, yet very entertaining movie! Thursday is the Art Institute and Saturday is Venetian Night so if anyone else is up for it you're welcome to join!!


It's so funny how God changes my mind about things that I thought I was so set on. Take the city--two years ago I remember talking to my brother and sister about how I could never live in the/a city 'cause it's just too busy and dirty and all. Now, being in the city makes me smile! I love the fact that everyone else is in a mad rush while I just sit back and watch! :)

I don't know where I'll end up after Nashville this fall, but I know God has His best in mind. :)

Monday, July 24, 2006

"My Savior My God" --Aaron Shust

I am not skilled to understand
What God has willed, what God has planned
I only know at His right hand
Stands one Who is my Savior.

Sunday, July 23, 2006

I love how You make me smile.

Man, I should be sleeping right now 'cause I'm tired, it's late, and my contacts are drying out...but I had such a good day that I just have to write about it!

Today, I went to a surprise party for my friend Sarah and it was just a blast. :) I would be content even as a fly on the wall of that house 'cause everyone there is just so full of joy it just makes me smile! A bunch of us met up at Praise Fellowship Church and then went over to her house and totally surprised her! I finally got the privilege of meeting the David Jay I've heard so much about! Haha! And it was great, he was all the good things I've heard about...and all the bad...JUST KIDDING!!!! I've only ever heard good about him!

So while we were there I was so encouraged when talking to Mr. Barlow about telling my friend about having Jesus as his savior. He reminded me that God did not give me a spirit of timidity or fear, but a spirit of boldness and strength. That's exactly what I needed to hear.

On the drive home I just sang to praise music and came clean with God. It feels so good to be forgiven...everytime! I can't even begin to say how grateful I am at the swiftness of God's mercy. He's unbelievable and there's nothing else I can say that would ever accurately describe who He is!

Being cleansed of my sins allows God come closer and take control of every aspect of my life, even my fears. So now, I'm just waiting on God's timing to give me an opportunity to talk with this friend of mine. I know it's all in His perfect, loving hands.